Attractions

Landmark in Antsiranana Region

Tsingy Rouges

About 65km southeast of Diego lies one of Madagascar’s most awesome natural wonders, the Tsingy Rouges. These scraggly pinnacles, erosion’s work of art, are made of laterite, an iron oxide–rich soil with an intense …
National Park in Antsiranana Region

Parc National Montagne d’Ambre

This wonderful national park is literally a breath of fresh air from the arid northern plains: at 1000m, it is generally 10°C cooler than in Diego or Ankarana, even more in winter, and its luxuriant forests could no…
National Park in Antsiranana Region

Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Réserve Spéciale Ankarana is a striking and undeveloped fantasy-land, home to uniquely Madagascan sights: psychedelic fields of spiky tsingy (limestone pinnacle formations) next to dry forests. Running through and u…
Cave in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Grotte des Chauves-Souris

The easiest way to see the surreal tsingy of the Réserve Spéciale Ankarana is to do the two- to three-hour Grotte des Chauves-Souris circuit. This impressive cave has superb stalactites and stalagmites, and thousand…
Landmark in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Petits Tsingy

The easiest way to see the surreal tsingy of the Réserve Spéciale Ankarana is to do the two- to three-hour Grotte des Chauves-Souris circuit. Near the impressive cave is a small viewpoint from where you can look ove…
Cave in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Grotte Cathédrale

In the western half of Réserve Spéciale Ankarana, the focus is on three sets of caves, Grotte Squelette, Grotte Cathédrale and Grotte d’Andrafiabe, which you can visit through a subterranean circuit.
Cave in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Grotte d'Andrafiabe

In the western half of Réserve Spéciale Ankarana, the focus is on three sets of caves, Grotte Squelette, Grotte Cathédrale and Grotte d’Andrafiabe, which you can visit through a subterranean circuit.
Cave in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Grotte Squelette

In the western half of Réserve Spéciale Ankarana, the focus is on three sets of caves, Grotte Squelette, Grotte Cathédrale and Grotte d’Andrafiabe, which you can visit through a subterranean circuit.
Lake in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Lac Vert

The hike to the pretty Lac Vert is the longest circuit in the park (nine hours in total), and takes in all the main sights in the park's eastern half.
Landmark in Réserve Spéciale Ankarana

Perte des Rivières

A massive rock chasm into which three of the park’s rivers plunge during the rainy season (they emerge 20km later in the Mozambique Channel).